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I'm trying to see what is most cost effective:

buying tires for rims that are 18x8 and 18x9? - if i buy these size rims
(225/40/18 and 255/40/18 )

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buying tires for rims that are 19x8 all around?- if i buy these size rims
(225/35/19)


Which is cheaper to do and what do you recommend i get? I currently have 18's with 225/40/18 all around but i am looking for something different. Those are my two choices above. I drive about 1-1.5k a month and I don't drive too crazy.
 

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In my opinion, any set up that you can rotate will be more cost effective in the long run.

I saw pics of your car in your www, and the bodykit makes those 18s look like 17s. I'd go with 19s to fill out the wheel wells
 

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well i was planning to drop the car when i get the new wheels anyhow.......but i was leaning towards 19's because i can rotate them... :D
 

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1NewLexIS300 said:
I'm trying to see what is most cost effective:

buying tires for rims that are 18x8 and 18x9? - if i buy these size rims
(225/40/18 and 255/40/18 )

OR

buying tires for rims that are 19x8 all around?- if i buy these size rims
(225/35/19)


Which is cheaper to do and what do you recommend i get? I currently have 18's with 225/40/18 all around but i am looking for something different. Those are my two choices above. I drive about 1-1.5k a month and I don't drive too crazy.
in the long run, it would be cheaper to do your option of 19s and same size tires. if i remember correctly, 255/40/18s are actually more expensive than 225/35/19, and they will wear faster since the only thing you can do is flip from left to right (assuming directional tires). by doing tire rotation with same size tires, you will get more mileage out of each set.

also, wouldn't 255/40/18 throw off your speedo by a lot? i would think the actual tire size you would need in the rear would be 255/35/18, if anything.
 
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